SPG has a twist to its More For You promotion where members that have registered for it AND change their stay preferences also earn 500 bonus Starpoints.
So, all you need to do is to register for the 4th quarter SPG promo and change your preferences and the points should post in few weeks time.
You can access SPG’s More For You promotion here.
This More For You promo was a dud one for me (haven’t even registered for it and SPG sent the email reminder above with the 500 bonus), but will now and will also tinker with my stay preferences to earn the free Starpoints.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
My Stay Preferences bonus: Registered members are eligible to receive 500 bonus Starpoints when updating the members spg.com profile online between October 15, 2014 and December 15, 2014. Updates made prior to registration are eligible, but only if the update falls within October 15 to December 15, 2014. The bonus will post to the registered member’s account 2-4 weeks after the end of the promotion period. All members who are registered for the More For You promotion are eligible for the My Stay Preferences bonus regardless of whether they have an eligible booking in the promotion.